Words MATTER. Give Us a Hate Speech Bill. Women's History Month Day 20
Words Matter. Women's History Month Day 20. We study the past to improve lives in the Present & Future. In 1994 then Senator Joe Biden, now President Biden authored the Violence Against Women Act, which was allowed to expire in 2018.
This important piece of Legislation had a Hearing & a Vote in the House of Representatives on March 17, 2021.
Broadcasts of the horrific Mass MURDERS at Asian Massage Parlors in Atlanta were all over the News even as the Hearings on VAWA & the Equal Rights Amendment were taking place.
There is no denying that Racism exists in this Country.
There is also no denying that SEXISM exists in this Country, yet people don't want to HEAR it.
The troubled young man who committed these Mass Murders SPECIFICALY TARGETED WOMEN because HE has a problem with Prostitution.
Was it coincidental or planned that the Victims were ASIAN WOMEN?
Who knows? Time will tell as the facts are revealed.
What we FOR A FACT DO KNOW is that he SPECIFICALLY TARGETED WOMEN BECAUSE THEY ARE WOMEN.
WOMEN need Equal Protection of the LAW under the Equal Rights Amendment, the Violence Against WOMEN ACT & as I have been demanding, a HATE SPEECH BILL.
There has been & will be TREMENDOUS PUSH BACK against the Hate Speech Bill due to the WORDING of the First Amendment:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances"
I would argue that there IS actually a Constitutional precedence for doing just that.
Yesterday I wrote about the 18th Amendment for the Prohibition of Alcohol.
Do you know what's in the 21st Amendment?
Our Constitution should be viewed as a Living Document that can be Amended to fit the circumstances of Modern Life.
This could also apply to the 2nd Amendment & those antiquated Gun Laws.
Now about that Hate Speech Bill.
Hate Speech leads to Hate Crimes & Violence Against Women.